Real Madrid made the first big move in the transfer window when they confirmed the signing of Eden Hazard from Chelsea on Friday night.
After more than a season-long link to Real Madrid, they completed the signing of Chelsea playmaker, Eden Hazard who recently won the UEFA Europa League. The La-Liga giants have agreed to a deal worth up to £130million for the 28-year-old Belgian, who has spent seven seasons in west London.
However, reports have it that there are moves for another Premier League signing as they eye Manchester United’s Paul Pogba and are willing to throw in Gareth Bale as bait, following the return of coach Zinedine Zidane who doesn’t seem to have Gareth Bale in his plan. However, amid all these, the Cardiff born player has made his intention of staying known to the club.
As reported by AS, Bale has insisted on staying in Spain and further telling the club not to welcome any offers, despite knowing that the arrival of the likes Hazard, Jovic and Rodrygo kills his chances of first-team football.
While speaking to the club, the former premier league player, noted that personal reasons were responsible for his determination to stay at the club, stating that his family is already used to living in Madrid.
Real Madrid who finished third and crashed out of the UEFA Champions League, are looking to make changes in their squad, following the retaking of the reins by Frenchman Zinedine Zidane.
The Sun reports that the Spanish giants and officials at Manchester United met last week while they were in London to finalize the signing of Eden Hazard. United has been reported to be asking a fee of £150 million for the 26-year-old World Cup winner. The club will now have to decide whether to meet United’s asking price for the France midfielder, 26 who seems liked by the new manager.
As reported, Pogba is next on boss Zinedine Zidane’s hitlist — to play in a deeper role. Commenting on Pogba, Zidane said: “I like the player a lot, that is news. I know him personally. He is a truly different player, few players can do what he can. A midfielder who can defend, attack, build the play. But he is not my player, he is at Manchester [United], so we must respect that.”